Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys pilates, shopping, broadway shows, and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

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    Community leaders call for peaceful response to release of fatal shooting video

    CHICAGO — A group of local faith and community leaders are calling for a peaceful response to the release of a video that shows a deadly police-involved shooting of an African-American teenager. 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer, after refusing to drop a knife. The group plans to meet with Mayor Emanuel later today to discuss efforts that the city will take to ensure a peaceful response. The city is under court order […]

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    Deadly Chicago police shooting video to be released by Wednesday

    CHICAGO — A controversial police video that shows a black teenager being shot 16 times by Chicago police could soon  be released to the public. The police dashcam video of the shooting of Laquan Mcdonald was recorded last year. On Wednesday, a judge ordered that it be released no later than Nov. 25. The officer who pulled the trigger is on desk duty pending the outcome of an investigation. The family has already accepted a $5 million  settlement from the […]

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    Cook Co. corrections officer dead in Bridgeview shooting

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — One person died and two others were injured in a shooting in southwest suburban Bridgeview. The time was about 11:30 p.m. Sunday  when investigators say 28-year-old Erika Aguirre came to the 7200 block of Roberts Road, dressed in all black , carrying a gun with 45 rounds of ammunition and bent on bloodshed. Neighbors had reported seeing a person dressed in black, enter the house and hearing gunshots shortly afterward. Aquirre worked as a correctional officer at Cook County […]

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    Medical marijuana sales debut in Illinois

    CHICAGO — The wait for legal medical marijuana in Illinois is over. Sales are beginning today at eight licensed dispensaries across the state. Approximately 3,300 patients with Illinois-issued ID cards will be able to purchase medical cannabis. To become approved, patients need proof from their doctors that they have one of about 40 qualifying conditions. They also have to get fingerprinted and submit to a criminal background check. At the medical cannabis dispensary in Mundelein people were lined up this morning […]

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    9-year-old Chicago boy ‘lured’ into alley and executed: police

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a 9-year boy fatally shot this week was “lured” from a nearby park and shot dead because of his father’s alleged gang ties. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters Thursday the slaying was the result of two gangs fighting. He adds the father isn’t cooperating with the investigation. But the child’s father, Pierre Stokes, says he’s answered every question police asked him. He hasn’t talked about whether he’s a gang member but has said he […]

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    Emanuel, CPD announce city’s first police recruiting campaign

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced the city’s first police recruiting campaign in two years. The new public safety campaign will also attempt to boost minority participation in the police department’s written exam, in hopes of broadening the department’s racial diversity. “I’m excited that we are again offering residents the opportunity to join the police department, for a rewarding career of service to Chicago’s communities,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This effort will not only help ensure […]

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    Obama to speak to police chiefs group in Chicago on Tuesday

    CHICAGO — President Obama will travel to Chicago Tuesday to address a meeting of police chiefs from around the world and he’s expected to call for stricter national gun laws. White House aides say the president will address the international association of chiefs of police and he’s well aware of the overwhelming problem of gun violence in the city. He plans to address that and the broader topic of violence and how police can work more effectively to deal with […]

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    Cubs leave for New York to take on Mets in NLCS

    CHICAGO –The Cubs took off for New York Friday for their showdown with the Mets. The two teams will play a best-of-seven series for the national league pennant. Game one is tomorrow night at Citi Field. Game two is Sunday in New York. Then it’s back to Wrigley Field for game three Tuesday. Tickets prices for games here are sky high. A check of StubHub.com shows standing room only tickets starting at more than $400 apiece.

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    Southwest Airlines tech systems back to normal

    CHICAGO — Southwest Airlines says their technology systems are back to normal and travelers should not experience problems or delays at the service desk. Hundreds of flights over the weekend were delayed by technical problems.  Southwest used back-up systems to check in those who didn’t have printed or mobile boarding passes. The technical issues resulted in approximately 500 delayed flights nationwide on Sunday. The airline says it is working to get bags delivered and put delayed or displaced customers into […]

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    Former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to plead guilty to corruption charges

    CHICAGO — The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools will plead guilty corruption charges following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract. Barbara Byrd-Bennett was indicted Thursday, nearly four months after she resigned amid an investigation into the contract between the district and SUPES Academy, a training academy where she once worked as a consultant An attorney for Byrd-Bennett confirms that his client will plead guilty to charges. Chicago-based lawyer Michael Scudder released a statement Thursday saying Byrd-Bennett accepts […]


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